Hamlet Max @ the Hollywood Fringe

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Jacob Sidney
co-presented by Sacred Fools and Schkapf
at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Sunday, June 15, 6pm
Tuesday, June 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 21, 2:30pm
Tuesday, June 24, 7:30pm

WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION! Central City is proud to present HAMLET MAX. This post-apocalyptic setting of the classic animates and projects Hillary Bauman’s manga-style background art as the cast of four men and four women freshly explore Shakespeare’s text for a contemporary audience. The 90-minute script is derived from the Second Quarto (Q2) and takes character inspiration from the Norse history myth of Amleth, in which the funeral Hamlet encounters when he returns from England is his own. "He is alive and dead at the same time," says Sidney. "Like the Japanese Ronin archetype, he has nothing left to lose, and this makes him the most dangerous of all."

All performances at Schkapf (fka Artworks)
6567 Santa Monica Blvd.
(323) 871-1912

More info at the Fringe site


Production photos by Kim Gottlieb-Walker


Corryn Cummins as Ophelia
Kathy Bell Denton as Gertrude
Jonathan Goldstein as Claudius
Matt Henerson as Polonius
Andy Hirsch as Horatio
Kellie Matteson as Laertes
Casey McKinnon as Guildenstern
Jacob Sidney as Hamlet


Producer & Director - Jacob Sidney
Assistant Director - Dwain Perry
Stage Manager - Richelle Buchmiller
Original Art - Hillary Bauman
Animation - Chris Hutchings
Set & Lighting Designer - Mike Rainey
Projection Designer - Mike Rainey
Costume Designer - Angi Ursetta
Prop Designer - Kimberly Atkinson
Sound Designer - Martin Carrillo
Original Music - Mark Nichols
Fight Choreographer - Edgar Landa
Graphic Design - Chris Hutchings

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At a Glance
Sunday, June 15, 6pm
Tuesday, June 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 21, 2:30pm
Tuesday, June 24, 7:30pm
(at the Fringe site)
Written by
William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by
Jacob Sidney